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Quick Hitters By Dave Frederick LINKSTERS LOSE TO SMYRNA 177-187 - Dan Pretty- man has shot better but it was still the best to earn medalist honors. Cape still lost the team competi- tion 177-187. Cape scores were Dan Prettyman, 41; Scott Townsend, 43; Mark Johnson, 51; Bobby Croce, 52; Steve Sponau- gle, 52; and Darren Raetsch, 57. "I expect us to shoot a lot better but our inexperience in competi- tion really hurt us," said coach Steve Wolak. Smyrna is ranked No. 1 in the state by the "News Journal." Jerry Domeman is a co- coach with Wolak while Dusty Shockley and Bob Keeney are volunteer assistants working with the JV team. CAPE LOVES INDIAN RIV- ER 5-0 - The girls' tennis team opened its season last Tuesday af- ternoon with a convincing 5-0 victory over Indian River. Tiffany Hyatt defeated Mary Kay Janssen 6-0, 6-0; Amy Reardon defeated Kami Banks 0-6, 7-6, (7-8), 6-4; and Dana Smith defeated Kerry Orendorf 6-0, 6-0. In first doubles the Cape team of Sara Marshall and Lindsay King defeated Tai Camper and Rochelle Morton 6-1, 6-1, while the second double team of Donna Gruwell and Dawn Hy- art defeated Michelle Bittner and Cape Re !:ion Athletes Of The Week TIFFANY HYaTT The self-confident first sin- gles player for Cape took last year off to work because she needed the money. Two years ago Tiffany teamed with skim-boarder Kristy Talley at first doubles. And now she's back facing the best players in the Henlopen Conference. Last Tuesday Tiffany won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, as Cape blanked In- dian River, 5-0. "My goal is to be the best singles player in the conference," Tiffany said. Natilie Igram 6-0, 6-0. BOYS' TENNI BLANKS IR 5-0 - The Cape boys' tennis team matched the girls in perfection last Tuesday, shutting out Indian River 5-0. Cape won all singles matches in straight sets. Regan Derrickson breezed at first singles, 7-5, 6-1; Toan Nguyen at second cruised, 6- 0, 6-1; and Jeff Nathan captured third singles, winning 6=3, 6-3. Cape doubles teams were also vic- torious as John Floyd and Dane Baich won at first doubles, 4-6, 6- 0, 6-2, while Marco Kaye and Damien Spieer won second dou- bles 6-1, 6-0. RIDERS RIDDLE CAPE SOCCER - The Cape girls lost their opening soccer game last Monday to Caesar Rodney 4-0. The Vikings were outshot 24-4. Erica Waples played a great game in goal for Cape with 12 saves, in- cluding stopping two penalty shots. Seniors on this year's soccer team are Dawn Cintavey, Shaye Dentino, Lauren Fuqua, Alison Gaffney, Kelly Palekar, Erica Waples and Janna Wilcoxson. KERNALS TO POP THIS SPRING A 14-and-under AAU/USA Junior Olympic base- ball team, The Sussex County Kernals has been formed and will play a 30-game schedule with the goal of winning a national cham- pionship. Terry McGee of George- town is the president and player agent. Guy Wilkins of George- Continued on page 78 JANELLE SAVAGE The amazing children of Willie and Wanda Savage are back on the sports page. Janelle Savage was queen of the jumps last Tuesday, win- ning the long, triple and high jumps as Cape easily defeated Milford. "I want to be a state champ{on just like my brothers and sisters," Janelle said. Brothers Willie and Taiwan along with sis- ters Tranesha and Princess have all won individual state titles for Cape. CAPE GAZETFE, Friday, March 27 - April 2, 1998 - 77 Angle Moon photo Cape track defeats Milford Cape's David Redard soars toward the crossbar during the pole vault in Tuesday's meet against Milford. See page 79. RACHEL MELUNEY Rachel was recognized last week as the MVP of the Cape swim team. Rachel swam on relay teams from the indi- vidual medley to freestyle but her specialty was the 100-meter breast stroke. "I swam my best time and qual- ified for states the first meet of the season and just built upon things from there," Rachel said. "This is the first time I've swam in the win- tertime." Meluney swims for the Lewes Yacht Club in the summertime. MATT RIGGIN Thirteen-year-old eighth- grader Matt Riggin turned in a personal record at the 5K distance last weekend in Salisbury and wonthe 10-14 age group. -Matt began run- ning as a 9-year-old and has lowered his 5K time of 26:40 to 19:25. Matt logs 20-25 miles a week and is current- ly running for the Lewes Middle School track team. He and is looking forward to competing next year as a high school freshman. People Continued from page 76 good games with the obtrusive and annoying Dick Vitale. 'q'akc a vacation Dickie baby!" And what's up withDean Smith? How long ago did he leave his earthly body? A1 McGuire is my all-time favorite. When a Rhode Island player spun a reverse layup off the glass and into the basket, MeGuire said, 'q'hat ball had so much Eng- lish on it, it just ate its way into the basket." But my all-time favorite is "Don't beat a dead horse to death." A LITTLE PLACE CALLED POCOMOKE - "Everybody knows a little place called Pocomoke." I remember an old episode of the TV cop program "Barney Miller" where they brought this 50-year-old guy into tile police station because he was throwing a javelin and discus in Central Park while getting ready for the Olympic trials. He hoped to make the team as a decathlete. "Keep him in jail," his wife told the cops. "A 50-year-old Olympian. I can't even get him to take out the garbage." And now I have become that guy. In my adult life I have run marathons and triathlons, competed in road races of varying lengths and a few bicy- cle races. Never was I good enough to win a trophy for top three unless there were only two other athletes in the competition. But now the warthog is wallowing to a different beat. This Aug. 18 I will travel to Sterrett's Health and Fitness Cen- ter in Pocomoke, Md. to compete with power-lifters from around Delmarva in a bench press compe- .tition categorized by weight and age. I don't think there are many 52-year-old grandfathers, basking in the super-heavyweight division, that don't breath hard when lifting the tailgate on their turbo-diesel pickup trucks. "Weightlifting may be in your milieu," said my wife, Susan, who once described the sight of me running in white shorts and T-shirt as a Dannon Yogurt Truck. TRUCKIN' MY WAY BACK - The weekend of April 17-19 is the first International Auto Show on the Eastern Shore to be held at the "new" Ocean City Convention Center. The show will feature the best of 1998 model cars (who likes them?), trucks (I'm lusting), vans (no good in tornadoes), ex- otics (but can they dance?) and vintage cars (my mother's 1959 lime green, four-door Plymouth Savoy, with fins, a continental kit on the trunk and push button transmission) and more. Sterling Marlin will be there on Friday night (it's a marlin-ocean thing) and Bill Elliot's car will be there all weekend but not Bill who said he ain't comin to no lame car show. I'll be stopping by with my new bench-pressing trophy and Continued on page 78